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Barefoote, Josiah, London, cm and u (d. 1744). Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz.
Birchall, William, Queen Sq., Bath, Som., u and cm (1770–93). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for £1,400, of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £1,010. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 613] See Thomas Bird.
Bradshaw, William, London, cm, u and ‘tapissier’ (1728–d. 1775). Workshops at Frith St, 1728–32; the ‘Gr. House’, 27 Soho Sq. and 59–60 Greek St, 1732–47; 60 Greek St, 1748–51; no. 59, 1752–55; and Princes St, Hanover Sq., 1756–62.
Brettingham, Matthew & Lillie, James, London. Between 1756–59 the architect Brettingham and the carver and joiner Lillie worked together at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.
Bromhead, —, address unrecorded (1727). Named in the Holkham Hall accounts supplying ‘4 Russia chairs and 2 settees etc.’ costing £11, in 1727. [V & A archives]
Chapman, Thomas, Old Bethlem, London, cm and bedsteadmaker (1748–83). App. to John Price, upholder of London, in September 1741 for seven years. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.
Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert, London, cm and u (1767–88). At 2 Beak St, Golden Sq., 1767–75 when the address became 28 Warwick St, Golden Sq. The Beak St address was still being used by Robert Chipchase as late as 1787.
Cobb, John, 72 St Martin's Lane, London, u and cm (c. 1715– 78). John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p.
Cooke, John, Chester, cm (1765–89). Free 18 February 1765 after serving as app. under Philip Prestbury of Chester, cm. By 1771 had set up in business in Eastgate St.
Cullen, James, 56 Greek St, Soho, London, u and cm (1754–79). Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779.
Dawes, Richard, address unrecorded.
Dunton, William, London, cm and u (1715–d. 1764). Trading in Bedford St, Covent Gdn in 1733. Son of John Dunton, yeoman, of Ryslip, (Ruislip) Middlx, and brother of John Dunton, jnr, to whom he was app. on 7 March 1715/16.
Durham, John, London, cm and u (1821–35). Trading at 16 Catherine St, Strand, 1823–28; and 16 Rupert St, Haymarket, 1829–35. Stock consisted of varieties of folding, camp and field beds, combined settee, couch and cabinet beds.
Evans, Cadwalader, address unrecorded, cm (1724–30). Carried out much jobbing and general repair work for the Monson family. Bills to Lady Mary Saunderson submitted between 1724–30 totalled £85 0s 11d, and refer generally to furniture repairs.
Everard, Richard, address unrecorded, chairmaker (1702–25). In 1702 he provided walnut chairs and a nursing chair for Wriothesley, 2nd Duke of Bedford, at a cost of £3 6s; and in 1709 twenty walnut chairs for £8.
Faucon, James, London, cm and glass-grinder (1731–32). An advertisement appeared 119 times in the Daily Post, between 16 February 1731 and 26 September 1732, announcing the sale of ‘goods of the noted Mr.
Fletcher, Joseph, at ‘The King's Arms’, St Paul's Churchyard, London, leather gilder to His Majesty and u (1716–d. 1732).
Foulger, Lockn, Walham Green, London, chairmaker (1773). Trade card shows Gothic and twig-work settees, a Windsor chair on wheels, a light carriage and a barrel or boat chair.
Gainge, —, address unknown, joiner (1732–40). Recorded supplying furniture to Earl Fitzwalter for Moulsham Hall, Essex. In November 1734 he was paid £2 12s 6d for a mahogany dining table 4ft 3in.
Gee, John, London, chairmaker and turner (1779–c. 1824) also listed as Gee & Sons (1809) and Gee, Thomas Ayliffe (1804– 09?).
Goodison, Benjamin, ‘Golden Spread Eagle’, Long Acre, London, cm (c. 1700–67). Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add.
Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard, London, cm and upholders (1748–96). Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers.
Guidot, Anthony, London, upholder (1708–27). Son of Richard Guidot of Ropley, Hants., Gent. Brother of William Guidot snr, who was his app. 1716–24, and father of William Guidot jnr, both London upholders. Anthony Guidot was app.
Hackwaite, —, address unrecorded. In 1746 received £3 9s for a settee, a stand for a basin and mending a table at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. [V&A archives]
Hall, Joseph, Hull, Yorks., cm, carpenter and joiner (1740–54). Son of Joseph Hall, joiner; admitted burgess in 1740. In 1749 his app.